The athletic training major is a CAATE accredited undergraduate major. The program leads students to a career in athletic training and eligibility to sit for the Board of Certification athletic training examination.
Certified athletic train- ers are responsible for the prevention, management, and rehabil- itation of athletic and physically active injuries. They work in such diverse areas as high schools, community colleges, universities, sports medicine clinics, corporate/industrial settings, and profes- sional athletics.
The athletic training program is comprised of two components of study, a preprofessional program and a professional program.
The professional program requires application to the program and includes a clinical education component. The clinical education component is an intensive, hands-on service learning program that provides students with the opportunity to apply psychomotor skills in a real athletic environment under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer. Students are given the opportunity to practice what they learn in a variety of clinical education settings included, but not limited to:
- Department of Athletics at San Diego State University
- University of California, San Diego
- University of San Diego
- Grossmont Community College
- San Diego Mesa Community College
- Cuyamaca Community College
- San Diego City College
- Southwestern Community College
- Rancho Bernardo High School
- Cathedral Catholic High School